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Got a PS4? Add Virtual Reality for Only $300

<b>UPDATE: This product is sold out.</b><p>Virtual reality is finally here, but it's still pretty expensive. Even though the Oculus and HTC Vive are cheaper …

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Mapping the Heavens: The Radical Scientific Ideas that Reveal the Cosmos, by Priyamvada Natarajan

Once upon a time, the universe meant the Sun, the Earth and five naked-eye planets. By the start of the 20th century, it had been redefined to mean …

Can The Universe Expand Faster Than The Speed Of Light?

One of Einstein’s most famous fundamental laws is that nothing in the Universe can travel faster than the speed of light in a vacuum. If you’re a massless particle, you <i>must</i> travel at that speed, and if you have a non-zero mass, it’s impossible for you to attain that speed, no matter how much energy …

Universe

Black Holes Could Be 'Back Doors' to Another Universe, Say Physicists

How to tunnel to another world.<p>A physical object, such as a person or a spacecraft, could theoretically make it through a wormhole in the centre of a …

Starshot Project: Stephen Hawking and Mark Zuckerberg launch most ambitious alien-finding project ever

Tiny rockets are going to be sent into space to study the far universe in the most ambitious space exploration project in history.<p>Scientists …

Space Travel

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Saturn's moons may be younger than the dinosaurs – so could life really exist there?

Saturn is home to more than 60 moons – from the massive Titan and the crater-riddled Phoebe, to Enceladus with its geysers. Enceladus in particular …

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NASA Is Going To Burn One Of Its Ships And Ignite A Giant Fire In Space

NASA is fighting fire with fire.<p>The space agency is launching the biggest man-made blaze in space. It's the first of a series of experiments in zero gravity designed to address what NASA project manager Gary Ruff calls "one of the greatest crew safety concerns."<p>On Earth, gravity gives fire a …

Space Exploration

3 Big Reasons Why Science Says Eat More Fruit and Veggies | Inc.com

We all know that eating more vegetables is a good thing. According to the USDA, diets rich in foods containing fiber, such as many vegetables and fruits, may reduce the risk of heart disease, obesity, and type 2 diabetes. In fact, most of us could cut back on the proteins and fat in our diets, and …

Nutrition

Most Planets In The Universe Are Homeless

We normally think of planets as being synonymous with gas giant or rocky worlds orbiting a parent star. And as far as stars go, the Milky Way is lined with hundreds of billions of them, each with their own unique and varied stories of birth and history. Some are massive and bright, some are smaller …

Universe
Research

Comet in night sky this month will be closest for 246 years

Comet P/2016 BA14 PanSTARRS – will soar past the planet at a distance of just 2.1 million miles, or nine lunar distances on March 22.<p>The last time a comet was this close to the Earth, Captain James Cook was sailing to Australia on board HMS Endeavour.<p>On March 22 this year, comet P/2016 BA14 …

A 23rd-century tourist guide to the solar system (pictures)

Climbing Olympus Mons, Mars

Astronomy

What Is The Universe Expanding Into?

One of the most spectacular discoveries of the 20th century was that the Universe itself was expanding. When Einstein put forth his general theory of relativity, he swiftly recognized that there was a consequence he was unhappy about: a Universe that was filled with matter in all directions would …

Universe

How We Entered a New Era of Astronomy

It all began with a chirp.<p>Last week, a new era of astronomy began as Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory executive director David Reitze stood before a packed room at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, uttering the words we've been waiting a century to hear: "We've detected …

LIGO

There’s no space for today’s young Einsteins

The gravitational waves theorist saw physics as no one else did, but if he was around today his time would be spent chasing grants or tenures<p>The discovery of gravitational waves has been hailed as yet another vindication of Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity, unveiled a century ago. …

Physics

The first discovery of 2 colliding black holes just fundamentally changed our perception of the universe

On Thursday at a news conference in Washington, D.C., the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, made up of more than 1,000 scientists worldwide, publicly released results that had been secretly circulating among the scientific community for the past few weeks: the first detection of a phenomenon called …

Physics

The Curiosity Mars Rover Is Such a Narcissist

When your selfies look this good, who could blame you for being a little vain?<p>One of the most important criteria for taking the perfect selfie is the location, which is probably why the Curiosity Mars Rover's selfies always turn out so great. Although the rover's self-portraits lack the ironic …

Mars Rover

NASA's Curiosity rover beams home a selfie from a Martian sand dune

NASA's Curiosity rover is checking out some sand dunes on Mars, and like any good traveler in an exotic locale, it has a selfie to prove it.<p>The …

We Met Uranus, Our Solar System's Weirdest Planet, 30 Years Ago Today

On January 24th, 1986, Voyager 2 swept past our system’s seventh planet, Uranus, on its way through the solar system. It was the first and last time …

The best exercises for perfect breasts that will help to keep them firm.

Add to Flipboard Magazine. Beauty and health should go hand in hand with longevity. Everybody knows that it’s harder to keep the beauty and firmness …

SpaceX Releases Photos of Its Undamaged Falcon 9

The rocket not only pulled off a vertical landing, but just got a little dirty in the process and was otherwise unharmed.<p>SpaceX pulled off a dramatic vertical landing, wowing the world. But it's not enough to return a rocket: it still has to be reusable. The ORBCOMM-2 rocket is going to be put on …

How to Season (and Clean!) Your Cast Iron Skillet for Real

By Rochelle Bilow<p>Food sticking to your skillet? We thought so. Here's how to season cast iron right, once and for all.<p>No piece of kitchen equipment incites such feelings of fear and anxiety (but also love and obsession) as the cast iron pan. If you haven’t mastered the art of cooking with—and …

Cast Iron Skillet

TIME Picks the Best Space Photos of 2015

This photo of Pluto was made during the New Horizons spacecraft's historic flyby of the dwarf planet in July 2015. New H<p>... VIEW MORE<p>NASA/Reuters

Astronomy

Why Does Our Universe Have Three Dimensions?

Why does our universe look the way it does? In particular, why do we only experience three spatial dimensions in our universe, when superstring …

NASA gets to the bottom of Ceres' glowing spots

For months, the bright spots on the surface of Ceres captured by the Dawn spacecraft's cameras have stumped NASA's scientists. Now, thanks to a study led by Andreas Nathues from Germany's Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, they can finally say that those spots are most likely not …

Stunning Underwater Images by a Photographer Drawn into the Depths of the Deep Blue Sea

The lure of the ocean has long enticed humans into its depths; there is some intangible quality roused by something so immense and ancient. Freelance photographer Enric Adrian Gener pursues this fascination with the infinite through his underwater photographs, creating remarkable images that …

Sea Level

Why it’s good to have a strong-willed child, and why you should let up on them

“I will <i>not</i> cut my hair. Never. The answer is never, Mom, and the answer will always be never, so you should just stop asking me.” He said it without attitude, in a matter-of-fact way, as though he were simply reporting on the weather or time of day. At 6 years old, my second-born son, Oliver, has …

Parenting